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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Suicide car bomb hits joint US-Iraqi convoy :

FALLUJAH, Iraq, Sept. 17 (Xinhuanet) -- A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a joint US and Iraqi military convoy in the restive city of Fallujah on Saturday, witnesses said.

"A suicide bomber drove his explosive packed car into a joint US and Iraqi convoy in the industrial area in Fallujah, destroying two vehicles belong to the Iraqi army," Abdul-Rahman, a local resident told Xinhua.

All the soldiers aboard were either killed or wounded, he said,adding that the blast also killed a civilian and wounded two others.

US and Iraqi troops blocked the entrances of the city,surrounding and isolating al-Shurta and Jughaifi neighborhoods, he said.

Fighting in the mainly Sunni Arab Fallujah, some 50 km west of Baghdad, still flares as sporadic attacks were launched from time to time against the US troops and Iraqi governmental forces. Enditem

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